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Old 09-26-2016, 11:12 PM   #1
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Don't hate, but after owning this car for 5 years, first time clay barring it. Unreal how much of a difference it makes. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-26-2016, 11:19 PM   #2
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Looks nice and clean. What wax did you use?
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I used the mothers clay kit, and Formula 1 carnuba wax.


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Nice looks good. I need to do this to my black stang. Love black but hate it also lol. So hard to keep clean!
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Nice looks good. I need to do this to my black stang. Love black but hate it also lol. So hard to keep clean!

Thanks! I feel your pain a little. The worst part about living so close to the ocean is the dew almost every morning. I'll get lucky if it doesn't leave any remnants.


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I live out near bunch of farms with dirt roads and tractors constantly throwing up dust.


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Thanks! I feel your pain a little. The worst part about living so close to the ocean is the dew almost every morning. I'll get lucky if it doesn't leave any remnants.


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Depending where you are you also have to worry about the salt.


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Depending where you are you also have to worry about the salt.


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For sure. But I'm at least 5 miles away, so it's usually just fog sometimes in the mornings.


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I love taking clay to a car. When I was a teenager I owned a Miata (don't judge) that I would clay from time to time. Living in North Carolina I would get tree sap on the paint, and spending an afternoon with a clay bar would make it look like new. Stores like advance auto parts will try and sell those stupid overpriced clay kits. I just order the bars super cheap off amazon, then use a soap/water mix as lubricant.
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I love taking clay to a car. When I was a teenager I owned a Miata (don't judge) that I would clay from time to time. Living in North Carolina I would get tree sap on the paint, and spending an afternoon with a clay bar would make it look like new. Stores like advance auto parts will try and sell those stupid overpriced clay kits. I just order the bars super cheap off amazon, then use a soap/water mix as lubricant.

No judgement! I had a 95 eclipse all through college and when I was a kid I wanted a Miata or Fiero because my step brother had one. When I stopped growing at 6'6" it dawned on me I didn't want either one. But clay wise, I was blown away by how much of a difference it made.


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No judgement! I had a 95 eclipse all through college and when I was a kid I wanted a Miata or Fiero because my step brother had one. When I stopped growing at 6'6" it dawned on me I didn't want either one. But clay wise, I was blown away by how much of a difference it made.


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Yeah, I'm uncomfortable at 5'10'' in mine. It was fun to drive as a teenager taking it through turns like a go-cart. I ended up selling it to my dad when I joined the military. He's 5'5" so he fits it a little better.
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I taught my kids to clay bar their cars but have yet to do mine. LOL. Only had it a week but it is a 2005.
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My wife and I have a detailing company she handles the interiors I don't have the patients to get into all the little spots, but I love making paint look amazing just spent 9 hours on my car... Click image for larger version

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My wife and I have a detailing company she handles the interiors I don't have the patients to get into all the little spots, but I love making paint look amazing just spent 9 hours on my car... Attachment 210081

Wow! That looks phenomenal. I washed mine yesterday after being out of town for a week, and woke up this morning to 70mph wind. So needless to say it's a dusty mess. I'll wash and wax it tomorrow. That's what sundays are for when your football team already lost.


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My wife and I have a detailing business and it's a good idea to clay a vehicle once a year. To make the claying process a whole lot easier and faster, we use and highly recommend a clay mitt. A clay mitt is as effective as the traditional clay bar however it's better in every way. Claying is very important and should be done to keep the paint looking it's best.

You can use the clay mitt 50 times and if dropped on ground, just rinse the mitt off and it's good as new.

As far as wax goes, strongly recommend Collinite 845.

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Six years old and just shy of 60k miles. Looks like it came off the showroom floor.

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Six years old and just shy of 60k miles. Looks like it came off the showroom floor.

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